[Ads-l] Fwd: _Dipsticking_ aquifers from space

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 4 14:06:35 EST 2017

The headline only, so it appears to be the blog post's author Patrick
Marshall coinage, or at least, new to me:


Researchers at the University of Buffalo have found a way to monitor
groundwater by using satellites to measure the “breathing” of the earth as
water is added to or drawn from underground aquifers.

Apart from a couple of impolite definitions at the Urban Dictionary, I find
it is often used for
"taking random samples or randomly choosing people to question."




Andy Bach,
afbach at gmail.com
608 658-1890 cell
608 261-5738 wk

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list